For anyone who likes to watch the birds in their garden or backyard then garden bird baths are another way to attract the birds closer so that you can get some really good views of them in action!
Many of the Garden Bird Baths that you can buy today are often premade in a shallow basin shape usually mounted on some type of pedestal or column or some models can be hung from bushes or trees.
You can even make your own by carving out a small depression in a rock or boulder and filling it full of water.
But it really is easeir to buy your own bird bath for your garden and it looks nicer too!
The quickest and easiest way to see all our Garden Bird Baths is to browse the pages at our BIRD BATH STORE << click here !!
Requirements For Garden Bird Baths
All bird baths need to include a fairly shallow basin shape, which gradually deepens toward the center. They should contain clean water that is renewed or refilled water every day and they should also be cleaned regularly every few days in order to avoid any build up of contamination and to stop mosquitoes breeding.
The bird bath should be no deeper in water depth then two inches at the center as this is totally sufficient for almost all of the back yard birds you would expect to see using them. Birds will not totally submerge their whole body into the water as they prefer to just splash about by quickly dipping their wings into the water, one side and then the other, to splash the water up onto their backs to make them wet.
If you find you buy a bird bath with a deep or wide basin that means the water is too deep then you should create a small stable island or two for the birds to perch on, although to be honest this does not allow bird to bathe, but it does let them drink if the water is too deep.
Really birds only need to get their feet wet and up to the knees is as high as they will go!
Location Of Garden Bird Baths
Always locate your bird bath where there is enough open ground around it in order to reduce the ability of any cats to stalk the birds. The safety of the birds should always be paramount for drinking and bathing as well as for you bird feeders.
This is also why elevation of you garden bird bath onto a pedestal of some type is the most common of safety features that you will see. By employing this design and locating your bird bath correctly, it will provide a wide and clear area right around the bird bath, which should be totally free of any hiding palces for any animal predators, such as cats, the birds worst enemy!.
Also if you have bird feeders in your garden or yard then you are helping the birds out, especially the seed eaters, as a dry diet often means that these birds will go to drink after feeding and by finding the garden bird baths they will be tempted to bathe as well.
Garden Bird Baths Design And Construction
For a very long time now we have seen those traditional garden bird baths made of different types of molded concrete and sometimes a kind of glazed terracotta. They are usual delivered to you in two pieces with one being the bowl and the other the pedestal, on which the bowl will be mounted.
The top part of the bird path which is the bowl will have hole or small indented are in its base which is use to locate and hold it in the center of the pedestal, which will have the corresponding fitting to go into to the bow to stop it moving.
After your garden bird bath has been put together with the bowl now on top the final height will be about three feet. Often you will find bird baths of a simple clean design or you may prefer the more decorated or intricate designs.
Choose What You Like As The Birds Won’t Mind!
Your choice of design of birdbath, when selecting for buying, is really for your own aesthetics and can match the décor or style of your and other garden ornaments. Really you can buy what you like, as whatever you get for you garden will not concerned the birds as they are only interest in the water and whether or not they can drink it and bathe in it!
You may also find other bird baths that are made with some different types of material and the may include metal such as copper, glass and plastic, stone like marble, tiles and in fact any other type of material that will not rot if left outdoors and which is able to contain water without it leaking away.
Today you can also buy bird baths that will employ a water pump to provide a fountain or water feature as part of the bird bath and often the birds will like these too. Now you can even get those that will use a solar powered pump to pump the water round the system.
Just as in nature your birds will naturally be attracted to the pleasant sight and sounds of real running water so any water feature will definitely attract them to you garden or yard.
So if you do not have a bird bath yet then checkout our GARDEN BIRD BATHS STORE and buy a bird bath that will complement your garden as well as provide a service to the birds!
Provide water to the birds and they will bring you fun and enjoyment!?
Cardinal Taking A Bath
Have fun with the birds!